If you've ever attended a UNLV baseball game, far out in the right corner of the field, you'll see a bunch of people on bleachers making a racquet. That's the 335 Club. For you amateurs, it's named 335 Club because it's behind the wall that is 335' from home plate. But the guys and gals cheering from that section are no amateurs when it comes to UNLV baseball. Filled with season ticketholders and alumni, they are out there drumming on drums, playing cymbals and chanting their chants to cheer on the UNLV baseball team at every home game.
I didn't get to as many UNLV baseball games as I wanted this year, but I did get to a couple and made my way out there to say hello. My friend, John Thielen
, who I had classes with at UNLV back in the day, invited me out for a tour of the 335 Club. His daughters babysit my daughter now and then and we have run into each other over the years at Runnin' Rebel basketball games. He is a regular at the Hustlin' Rebels games too. It smelled great out there as they were BBQing up some grub.
The Rebels got the win on Saturday, 9-2, and the 335 Club left happy. Sunday was another day as the seniors were honored before the game, but the Rebels ended on the short end of the score after nine innings, 9-4. The season isn't over yet. The UNLV baseball team has its last home game Monday at 3:05 p.m. vs. San Diego, then will play in Reno next weekend. The Rebels are 30-17, 13-11 Mountain West.
Their last games are in Colorado Springs vs the Air Force Academy on May 16-18 and they will fly back late that night so the Seniors can attend graduation ceremonies on Sunday morning. Then they will go to Fresno for the Mountain West Conference tournament with hopes of a trip to the NCAA tournament.
So next year when you get to a baseball game, make sure you check out the fans in the right corner. That might be the Gucci Row of Earl Wilson Stadium. I've included some pictures of some of the seniors and their fans plus Hey Reb.